Sunday, October 28, 2012

Mass Customization of Media - Digital Media Achievement

Digital media by providing blogging platforms and social networks provided the mechanism for mass customization of media. Today people are able to search for many more queries of their through digital media. More doubts of people are getting cleared.

Digital media vehicles by making everybody an author made mass customization of media possible and made it a reality.

Digital Media Q&A platforms are providing answer to a question of individuals through participation of millions people in the activity. One person's doubt is getting answered through mass media.

Is Mass Customization the Future of Online Media?

Idea of Social Store
July 2012

External Sites - Page Linking Policy

External Sites - Page Linking Policy for Blogs maintained by Narayana Rao

Linking to external sites and pages is an important activity as it promotes online content and makes more people aware of the content. Also references to online content is through links only.This is one way of social network content recommendation. There are many online articles which are good and appropriate to certain group of readers, but they do not get visitors because potential readers are unaware of them. Hence including links to external sites in both articles as well as bibliographies is an important online activity.

In our blogs, we provide external links as references and bibliographic collections. Also, Blog book collection is our way of collecting various online articles into chapters and  books on various subjects. But we take care to see that all external links are to content pages or sites that have copy right or permission to host the content. We make it a point to link to the sites of authors or publishers.

Videos are important online content now and they also suffer neglect as many readers are not ware of them. Providing links to videos or embedding videos is an important online activity. But we take care to see that links are provided or videos are embedded of YouTube Partners only. Otherwise, we check whether it is uploaded by an organization that has created the video itself. We take care all the care to see that only videos uploaded copyright holders are linked or embedded in blog posts. In case of any error, we remove the video or the post at the earliest.

We provide links to Google Books pages, as it provides preview facility and some books are of full view and they are helpful to learners and faculty members. Main focus of our blogs is education even though there are blogs catering to some leisure time and fitness activities that are essential to all learners.

We will not link to any site that expressly prohibits linking to it.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Privacy Policy - Blogs Maintained by Narayana Rao

We maintain many blogs on Blogger platform catering to various subjects and fields. Advertisement of Google AdSense Network and Associated Third Party Vendors are displayed in these blogs.

Advertising networks, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to to the blog/website. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to these blogs/sites and/or other sites on the Internet.

Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the advertising opt-out page. Alternatively, users can opt out of  more vendor's use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

Friday, October 26, 2012

AdSense Policies to Stop Plagiarism and Discourage Promotion of Plagiarised Content

If your website or blog contains copy-right content in any page, AdSense will be removed when it Google AdSense people come to know of it in their automatic scrutiny or when someone complains.

Also if your site contains links to sites that are hosting copy right materials without permission, AdSense will be removed when it finds out in its scrutiny process or when a complaint is received.

This is a good policy to bring discipline in online world. I came across certain site expressly writing that people are not allowed to link to material in that site without permission. So AdSense publishers have to take note of this condition also. If a site prohibits linking, AdSense publishers can't link to that site. Normally sites encourage linking to get traffic to their sites. But there are some sites writing very clearly upfront that linking is not permitted.

Embedding of YouTube Videos

Many YouTube videos are not posted by their copy right owners but by others. AdSense publishers may have to be careful with this situation also. As a precaution, it will be prudent if only videos of YouTube partners are embedded. Some YouTube videos have prohibited embedding. There is no issue as you one can't embed them.

See content policies of AdSense



AdSense warnings and Expected Response

Thursday, October 18, 2012

FaceBook Pages - BlogZone Members

Narayana Rao KVSS

De-de Mulligan, CMP, CMM
Bonnie Franks    
Sally Kuhlman    
Scott McFadden  

Facebook page given bloggers in the Linkedin Community Page of The Blog Zone. Being assembled to facilitate follow/like by Blogzone members as well as other readers.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Twitter Ids - Blogzone Members

Connect with Bloggers by following their twitter accounts.



@NotAlways_Right  manufactuing, weld design
@mbmomblogger    I will set up a list with all of you in it on Twitter!/anca1268


@mikehaberman     @hrcomplianceguy!/manikashyap!/ShirleySlick!/OLifestyleButiq!/vampcatlady



@kg1insights  I followed all her comment in the thread!/harryoza
@vickcook01!/jakelangwith, twitter is
@artiepatel!/SarinaTomel mention

@OXYcreative     @GingrlyDesigned

@CraigMoir1  @cmoir727
@kikidell  Knolzone!
@HMaJPD  David Kleen

Ids of members replying on 17.10.2012 and after


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Social Content and Social Content Producers

What is social media?
My definition.
It is collection of papers/periodicals run by each individual participant with an unschedule.

Brian Solis is trying to develop the concept of Social content. There can be traditional media content on Social media platforms. But it is not social content.

Social content is not only consumable but is also shareable and actionable and  acts as catalyst for relevant conversations.

Social content producers  begin with the social media outcomes they wish to see and reverse engineer content strategies to enliven them.

Performance Artists and Angry and Sullen Crowds

Performance artists sometimes face angry, sullen and uninterested crowds. Still, professionals they are, they have to enact their performance and try to attract the attention of the audience and thrill them.

Came across the incident where, highly applauded singer, Ronald Hayes has to face the ire of Germans in Berlin. Came across the incident in a book Schuler first.


Experience of Ronald Hayes

When Hayes visited Berlin in September 1923 he found the appreciation slightly harder to come by. Time magazine that year wrote:

To Germans, black men are “colonials”; they encountered them in the French line during the War; more recently, in the Ruhr. Learning that a member of this unpopular race was to appear publicly in their midst, Berliners were indignant. Protests were made to the American Ambassador against the “impertinence” of permitting a Negro to be heard on the concert stage, against the lèst majesté of offering musically scrupulous Berlin the tunes of the Georgia cotton-pickers.

Not entirely surprisingly, when Hayes appeared on stage, the audience started booing and hissing almost immediately. Hearing the noise the apprehensive singer suddenly decided to change his rehearsed programme and started the evening singing Schubert’s Du Bist Die Ruh. It was a German favourite and the crowd quietened almost immediately but by the end of the song, the audience, throwing their prejudice aside, were on their feet cheering and applauding the black American singer.

Crazy Working Mom - Striking Mom - The Blog That Went Viral

covered in many papers globally

Google search for striking mom returned 23 million results.

She appeared and appearing in TV shows.

What is social media? - An Explanation

What is social media? 

My definition

It is collection of papers/periodicals run by each individual participant with an unschedule

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Investor and Investment Education - A Critique - Paper by Narayana Rao

Access the article from

Page 81

search for Narayana Rao in

Balawindara Siṅgha, Jaspal Singh
Deep and Deep Publications, 01-Jan-2005 - 218 pages
Proceedings of the Seminar on Capital Market Reforms; in Indian context.

About Social Media Users - Demographics, Usage and Growth

What is social media?
My definition
It is collection of papers/periodicals run by each individual participant with an unschedule.

An exhaustive study of Twitter Statistics

Indian Users on Facebook Statistics -2010

It is I who must begin - Poem by Vuclav Havel

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Online Presence - Personal Branding and Resume

5 Reasons Why Your Online Presence Will Replace Your Resume in 10 years

Job seeker passion is important.
Blogging on the issue shows it.

Employers are searching web for better candidates.

Personal Branding

William Arruda, founder of Reach Personal Branding, says “Your brand resides in the hearts and minds of those around you.”

Your brand is your personal DNA -- the combination of personal attributes, values, strengths, and passions that people know you for and that represent the value you offer.

It’s up to you to communicate a crystal clear, consistent message across multiple channels – online and offline – that differentiates your unique promise of value and resonates with your target audience.

Online Personal Branding Increases Your Hireability

by George R. Milne, Professor of Marketing, Isenberg School of Management - UMass Amherst

Career Branding:
What's the Value of Your Personal Brand?
A Quintessential Careers Quiz
Dr. Randall S. Hansen

Founder of Quintessential Careers, one of the oldest and most comprehensive career development sites on the Web, as well CEO of He is also founder of and He is publisher of Quintessential Careers Press, including the Quintessential Careers electronic newsletter, QuintZine. Dr. Hansen is also a published author, with several books, chapters in books, and hundreds of articles. He's often quoted in the media and conducts empowering workshops around the country. Finally, Dr. Hansen is also an educator, having taught at the college level for more than 15 years.

How to Build Your Personal Brand
By Alison Doyle, Guide

Five overlooked aspects of personal branding

CEO and CXO Branding

Why most CEOs don't have a personal brand?
14 Sep 2012

Brand You: Ignore personal brand at your own peril
21 Sep 2012